THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) on Friday announced that it is increasing the limit for dialysis coverage from 90 to 144 sessions, which can be availed of until the end of the year.

In an advisory, PhilHealth said its board of directors recently approved an increase in hemodialysis coverage sessions.

This can be used by hemodialysis patients until December 31, 2022.

“PhilHealth will immediately issue the necessary guidelines through a circular,” the state health insurer noted.

“For the meantime, it is directing all its regional offices and concerned healthcare facilities to continue honoring all availments beyond the 90-session limit as duly prescribed by a PhilHealth accredited physician,” it said.

Such actions were taken by PhilHealth in 2020 and 2021.